Dungannon and South Tyrone Area Plan 2010
Clogher is located approximately 32 kilometres southwest of Dungannon on the A4 Dungannon to Enniskillen route (see Map No. 76). The settlement originally developed in tight linear form along Main Street. More recent development has continued in a linear form to the northeast along Carleton Road where there is some in-depth development at Ferndale and Terrew Gardens. The village has two primary schools and a range of shops and local facilities. The imposing Clogher Cathedral (St. Macartan's Cathedral) sits on high ground to the southwest of the settlement
In the past, land adjacent to the River Blackwater and Fury River has been affected by flooding.
An Area of Townscape Character is designated in the centre of the village, based on the quality of the built heritage. The design of development proposals within this area should be in keeping with the historic built form in terms of scale, form, massing, design detailing and materials.
Four Local Landscape Policy Areas (LLPAs) are designated at:
- the open slopes below Clogher Cathedral (LLPA 1): To help protect the visually attractive entrance to the village and prominent location of the church and adjacent buildings;
- the River Blackwater and Fury corridors (LLPA 2): To help protect the visual character, nature conservation interest and public access/ recreation potential offered by these watercourses;
- Summerhill and adjacent woodland (LLPA 3): To help protect the attractively landscaped grounds and residences and adjacent woodland which make a positive contribution to the visual edge of the village; and
- the Fury River south of the A4 (Crossowen Road) (LLPA 4): To help protect the visual character, nature conservation interest and public access /recreation potential offered by this watercourse.
An Area of Archaeological Potential is designated at the western end of the village. Within this area, developers will normally be expected to submit an archaeological assessment or evaluation in association with planning applications.
Single dwellings of an appropriate design will normally be acceptable on suitable sites within the settlement limit provided the proposal does not prejudice the comprehensive development of adjacent land. Housing development will normally be permitted provided the scale, layout and detailed design of the development are compatible with the scale and character of the settlement.
In order to reinforce local identity, all residential proposals should be guided and informed by the historic built forms displayed within the designated Area of Townscape Character in the village. Standard suburban layouts or the use of designs and materials unrelated to the traditional village character will not be acceptable.